COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 189

September 16, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Scientific Calculator Lessons Manual for Middle School Teachers

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide an online manual, Scientific Calculator Lessons, for teachers of students in grades 6 through 8. The manual provides middle school teachers with samples of mathematics and science lessons that support the 2001 Mathematics Standards of Learning and the 2003 Science Standards of Learning using the state-approved scientific calculators. Lessons include the keystrokes for the Texas Instrument, Sharp, and CASIO scientific calculators that have been approved for use on the grades 6-8 mathematics Standards of Learning tests.

 

The manual can be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/MathScientificCalculatorLessons.pdf. For additional information, please contact Lois Williams, Ed.D. (Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov), mathematics specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 786-8078.

 

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